On December 19, 1972 the Eastern Airlines Flight 401 L-1011 jumbo jet crashed in the Florida Everglades killing all 100 passengers and crew aboard. The Captain Robert Loft and Engineer Dan Repo survived the initial crash but succumbed to their wounds eventually. Loft while still in the cockpit and Repo many hours later while in […]
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Fear and panic gripped the residents of rural Chautauqua County during the summer of 1946. Over a dozen documented sightings of two large Panthers/Cougars, roaming within an area of less than 10 miles, culminated into an attack of a young boy on August 14, 1946 in Busti, New York. Little did the residents of the… [Continue Reading]
Over the next several weeks, Chautauqua Ghost will be featuring a three part series about the Black Panthers of Chautauqua County: Past and Present. Find out the folktale that originated from the actual event that spurred over 67 years of sightings of this predator. Read original 1940’s -2013 newspaper articles, interviews from eyewitnesses, photographs of… [Continue Reading]
In 1942, three young teenage boys were excited to be camping at Camp Onyahsa. Little did they know that this would be an experience that would have a lifetime effect upon them. Camp Onyahsa is located on Lake Chautauqua in Dewittville, NY and is one of the oldest summer camps in the country. The boys participated in a number of activities… [Continue Reading]
Reader Submission August 4th 2010 I lived in the house that James Prendergast once owned and every night he would appear he liked knocking pictures off the wall and open my kitchen cupboards.
Taking into account the unfamiliar territory and the unknown reaction of the native people to English settlement on nearby land it would seem that the Roanoke Island settlement was doomed from the start. So why has this story persisted over the years as one of the most intriguing disappearances of American history? In 1584 the […]
The Unexpected Disappearance of the Peddler It is well known that in the days of the blooming rural communities there was not much of a source from where the settlers could purchase necessities. The basics were available maybe miles away and would take the day to travel into town to just shop. At this time […]
If you have ever been to Ellington, New York you would know that the quaint little town, sitting around a well manicured square, harkens back to a time when small towns were everything. The local restaurant, garage, library and beautiful old houses are monuments to times past. Everyone knows one another and if they pass […]